Artist: The Ghosts
Album: The End
Label: Pocket Records
The Ghosts release their debut album this week, an album that was written in just two months and recorded in a fortnight.
And with this album The Ghosts have mixed pop, rock and even dancier moments in what is a great record - amazing that they managed to achieve this sound in just two weeks in the studio.
Ghosts is the opening track on the record and it is a soaring melodic pop track that is upbeat as well as having a super catchy riff.
The electronic based sound to this track is something that you will hear through the majority of this album.
Alex Starling’s vocals are on top form throughout this great record and Enough Time is a perfect example of their versatility - moving from the rich tones of the chorus to a much more high pitched sound in the chorus.
Enough Time is just as catchy as Ghosts and with these two tracks the band has captured your attention and you will find yourself compelled to listen to the rest of the record to see what comes next.
There is almost a Pet Shop Boys feel to the beginning of In An Emergency as the electronic theme continues.
But The Ghosts are not all about heavy electronic based tracks as they show a more heartfelt side and Company Like Yours is a more acoustic driven song, and you really get to see Starling’s song writing skills at their very best.
Starling has penned all the tracks on the album but Company Like Yours has a real personal feel to it as he sings about a lost romance as he reminisces about what has gone.
It’s almost a trip down memory lane and it really is major high point on the album as The Ghosts show that they are not a band who just wants to stick with one style and one genre. Everything Will Do is another example of this as the fast paced guitars really make this one of the rockier tracks on the album, it really is another highlight.
The guitar riff is one of the most memorable on the album as it is just so catchy while Starling shows off his vocal range once again.
The Ghosts really are an exciting band and this is far from The End for them as this album really does show off their individuality.
But there are a whole host of different sounds and genres that are encompassed in these eleven songs - I am excited to see this band develop and these tracks really are going to sound awesome live!!
The Ghosts - The End is out now FemaleFirst Helen Earnshaw